Lent has begun..... Ash Wednesday!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
BEFORE work and school yesterday I was with my kids waiting outside of Easton Baking to pick up the 4 dozen donuts for the Parish Office and Rectory! Of course the "delivery fee" was a donut for each! They did not get up any earlier, just got ready faster and we ALL had a great time, made it to school and work and had a special early treat! In the afternoon, they actually got ONE faschnaut to share as we discussed the traditions of the day together. Overall it was a huge SPLURGE day for all of us, but fascinating seeing them make their Lenten choices.
Today we got up and got ready and DS (in 4th grade) announced he doesn't want his snack for the day (normally a piece of fruit) because he is fasting between meals. Um, ok, cool! And has decided on no chocolate this week during Lent. DD (in 2nd grade) has changed her mind a lot about what she is doing but I'm not pushing it. I shared with them and DH that I am going back to SPARKING! Logging food, exercise and blogging. My additional online time needs to be used wisely. Minimizing FB time and increasing prayerful contemplation time.
Today went well. Fasting days are difficult but great way to stay on track. Got 1/2 hour of play time with the kids at the basketball court! I'm going to sign off soon and plan for tomorrow's food and day.
Happy Lent :D